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Too involved in school or your school's football team to keep up with what was going on in the real world last week?

Here's an update.

state

ENTER GUILTY PLEAS: Three teens pleaded guilty to charges related to an incident that took place outside of Six Flags over Georgia in Atlanta.

The teens, 16, 16 and 15 years old, whose names were not released because of their juvenile status, were charged with the beating of Joshua Martin, 19. One teen pleaded guilty to simple assault, another pleaded guilty to simple battery, and the third pleaded guilty to two counts of battery. Four other teens were arrested for the beating.

technology

BREAKTHROUGH: Cinnamon, a house cat, makes medical history. Scientists have unraveled 95 percent of Cinnamon's DNA, which could be significant for humans down the road, as cats and humans have 200 similar diseases.

The discovery adds cats to the list of animals whose DNA has been mapped, a list that includes monkeys, dogs and humans.

entertainment

AFTER HARRY: J.K. Rowling announces a Harry Potter spin-off, The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Potter fans might recognize the name, as it plays a role in the final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Headmaster Albus Dumbledore bequeaths the book to Hermoine. Ms. Rowling illustrated the book, of which there are only seven copies, and plans to auction off one of them to raise money for a children's charity.

world

DEADLY NOEL: Tropical Storm Noel caused over 100 deaths after it struck the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and the Bahamas. Dominican President Leonel Fernandez declared a state of emergency for 30 days following the storm. Tropical Storm Noel was the 14th named storm of the season, which started June 1 and will end Nov. 30.


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